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'Folly Fun at the SunLove Beach Cottage'!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bed, 2 bath cottage. Walk everywhere!!!!

Enjoy a simple, but comfortable, vintage Folly cottage. This original cottage, built in 1945, is one of the few left on Folly Beach. Back in the day locals would hand build their family camp on Folly Beach and enjoy the beauty of this barrier island - the beach, birds and breezes. Fishing, crabbing, shrimping and oystering were a way of life....... and still is. This wonderful low country life style is depicted in the art in the cottage.

Park your car and break out the flip-flops!! SunLove is a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to Center Street, which is packed with great restaurants, bars, and shopping. All things fun - the River Park, fishing pier, Bert's grocery, coffee shop and brewery are a short walk away. Yet, SunLove is far enough from the crowd to enjoy some down time. Grab a book and a beverage and enjoy one of the porches or the back patio. When you get your energy back up you can grill that fish you caught or cook up a mess of Frogmore Stew. No, no frogs are involved, mostly shrimp..I'll leave the recipe for you!

The house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with the bedrooms upstairs.

**Please note - the stairs are steep and narrow and may not be applicable for small children, better for older children age 6 and above based on parents discretion**

There is an adjacent Studio to the Cottage that is reserved for the owner including 2 parking spaces to the far left of the Cottage. Our renters privacy is assured.

Bring your boat, your dog and your flip flops. Come enjoy a wonderful vacation in this vintage cottage which represents the joy, beauty and bounty of the low country.

Keywords: Original Vintage Folly Beach Cottage. Fenced yard for dog. Parking for boat. 5 minute walk to beach, shopping, restaurants.

More Details

Property Manager
Jackie Flynt, owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Jackie Flynt, owner

I Love the mysterious beauty and charm of the Charleston area. The moss laden oaks;

egrets and herons fishing when the tide is out; dolphins jumping in the sparkling water; pelicans and gulls flying overhead; the dynamic tidal ebb and flow of the creeks and rivers.

The people here are kind and humble; courteous and respectful. We want you to go first. We have soul and soul food! From red rice to local farm fresh veggies and to the best seafood, ever! You won't leave here hungry, that's for sure.

Why Jackie Flynt, owner chose Charleston Area

Want to park your car and walk everywhere? This is it. Want to vacation with your beloved pet and know they have a shady, fenced yard to play in? This is it. This older home is grandfathered and does not have to meet FEMA elevation levels. Because the back porch and deck are ground level, you can grill or read while your pet is safely fenced next to you.

What makes this house unique

Walk everywhere! Bring your dog! Bring your boat! Original vintage Folly island cottage. Fenced shady yard for pets.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The beach was great!
Jun 2012
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Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , River room with DirectTV. Glimpse of river at high tide.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Comfortable single beds with DirectTV.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sunny room with comfortable queen bed and DirectTV.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2). In addition - there is the option of renting the adjacent studio, which would provide a queen Laz-y-Boy sofa sleeper on the ground floor.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Two screened porches, deck and patio. Fenced back yard designed for the safety and comfort of your pet. The pet yard is shady and secure with plenty of room for play.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

'Folly Fun at the SunLove Beach Cottage'!
average rating of 4.819672 based on 69 reviews
Pittsburgh, PA

Beautiful week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at sunlove! Usually we are ready to go home by the end of vacation, but I'm now homesick for Folly! Jackie and Donna made the booking process so easy and were very accommodating. The house has so much charm and was equipped with everything we could have needed. We all felt so at home. I already miss relaxing on the screened in porch! All bedrooms were much more spacious than they appeared in the pictures. The stairs were steep as mentioned in the description. Our dog loved exploring around the large fenced in yard as well. The home has a perfect location as it is a 5 minute walk to the beach or shops and restaurants, and a 20 minute drive to downtown Charleston. If you are staying in the Charleston area, make it a priority to go watch the sunset somewhere different every night. The sunsets here are like no other, and I always look forward to them the most when I go. This was our third trip to Folly and it never disappoints. The locals make you feel at home and the atmosphere is so relaxed and laid back. I already can't wait for our next trip! Thank you, Jackie for sharing your sweet home with us and allowing us to make great lifelong memories!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monroe, NC 28112

Slices of Heaven Around Every Corner

  • 5 of 5

The previous reviews noting frequent return visitors say it won't want to leave, and you'll definitely want to return! A week at Sun Love is the perfect remedy for those who need to get away from it all and become completely relaxed, yet adventure awaits around every corner! The house is the perfect distance to everything: about 7 minutes walk to the beach, 3 minutes walk to a local, funky but delicious market and shady outdoor bar, and 5 minutes walk to downtown. We cooked amazing meals on the back deck grill, ate til we were stuffed, yet didn't gain a pound as we were addicted to walking around the shady neighborhood, out for a beach sunrise, to town, or out on the pier, which is beautiful and free to the public. Sun Love is quaint and well-maintained. Watch the local traffic from the front screened porch, or relax while the grill cooks on the back screen porch. The showers have great pressure, a side note but something that feels wonderful after a day (happily!) covered in sand and sunscreen. Take a short drive down to Folly Beach County Park, pay just $8 for a car load, and walk all the way around the corner and you have the chance of spotting dolphins just yards from the shore. In late August, we also had the wonderful fortune of watching baby sea turtles make their voyage to the ocean. Just keep your eyes out for the great volunteers with the Folly Beach turtles. While we cooked a lot in the well-appointed kitchen with Cuisinart pots and pans and updated appliances, we also enjoyed some delicious food downtown. The Dop-In Deli has great, unique affordable sandwiches, the Crab Shacks shrimp appetizers go perfect with a margarita for an afternoon snack, and for a rustic but best-seafood-you'll-ever-have, head just a few minutes down the road to Bowen's Island. Hit it at sunset and you'll catch wall-worthy family photos! To top it off, the owner is wonderful and helps relax you even more. Always respectful of your privacy, yet once you meet her you'll want to share a drink! Can't wait to return with our family. One of our favorite vacation spots yet.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This was our second year in a row staying at the sun love beach cottage. The location is great as it is walking distance to town and beach (very close). Fenced yard for your dog as well! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was great seeing you for a second year and I'm looking forward to your next visit. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet your little one....hopefully next year! ✌❤😎
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Our favorite place!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at SunLove Beach Cottage! We have stayed here many times and will continue to return here for our vacations in Folly Beach! Jackie (owner) and Donna (manager) are very kind and accommodating to our needs with every stay. Our fur babies love the backyard too. We highly recommend this cottage to all!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We Love you, too! Keep coming back; you're like family now. ✌❤😎
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Much better than Myrtle Beach area!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the laid back style of Folly. There was 6 of us (40's, 20's, and teens) and we all had a blast with plenty to do for all ages. The house was very clean, spacious, and located in the perfect spot on the island. We were within walking distance to everything. Jackie was next door and checked on us a few times to make sure we had everything we needed. She even brought us some mosquito spray as we played cornhole in the back yard. The screened in porch was perfect. The stairs were not a problem for us, but if you have any disabilities beware that the stairs are quite steep. We hope to stay here again on our next trip. In addition to recommending the house, we also recommend a dinner cruise of the harbor (Spiritline cruises).

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored Sunlove Cottage! Great location in Folly Beach. The fenced in yard was perfect for our furry family. My husband and I have 3 kids, 12yo, 15yo, and 16yo and this was their first time at Folly/Charleston. This was the perfect home for respite after a long day of the beach or strolling Charleston. It had absolutely everything we needed and the screened in porch was the perfect way to relax in the evenings. Convenient to everything, in a fun and hip beach town. We can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located between the river and the beach. 5 minute walk to both. 5 minute walk to Center street, which is packed with restaurants, bars and shopping. The public boat ramp and fishing pier are a few short blocks away. Walking distance to several Folly parks including the River Park, Pirate park, and Bark Park for dogs. Short drive to beautiful James Island county park.


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 4 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $75

**Any applicable taxes are included in rental rate** Thanksgiving and Christmas three (3) night minimum $225.00 per nite plus $125.00 cleaning fee and $100.00 security deposit

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